Apple Over The Added EU Pressure, Clarifies Two-Year Statutory Warrant Coverage

Posted on Apr 3 2012 - 6:56am by Editorial Staff

Apple been forced to change its warranty policy for all of their products in Europe after the Italian court ruled against the company. The company has now updated the warranty policy for all of their products; Europeans will now receive a minimum of two years on all Apple products. The manufacturer previously was only given a limited one-year warranty on products.

The warranty conditions have been changed and these changes can be found on the website of Apple. Products that are purchased on the website of the manufacturer or in stores are now under warranty for two years, as it is required by the EU warranty guidelines. However, the warranty for Apple products that have been purchased elsewhere will not change and they will only be given a limited one-year warranty.

The court handed out a fine of 900,000 euros as consumers were misled and they have should have received a minimum warranty period of two years, which the company didn’t mention on their site and in stores. In addition, Apple tried to sell customers the AppleCare Protection Plan; this plan increased the warranty period from 1 to 2 years

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